Friday, July 17, 2009

Alaska Bound

i everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know I will be gone for a few weeks and won't have access to my computer to read all the great and inspiring posts you do. I can't wait to get back to see what everyones been doing! (I might actually go through withdrawals) Have a great rest of the summer see you in August sometime. I'm hoping I'll have great new pics to post of my trip.......ahhhh I think I might need my parka or a light

Thursday, July 16, 2009

We have 3 more for Amy!

So in my quest I found a total of 4 bottles today. At various locations I'm pretty sure if I keep looking there are more to be found. I don't know but I'm like collect them all type person so hopefully I'll find more this weekend. It's just so sad to me that this company is all about the profits, and not about the people who really need it. Cuz the shelves are empty so mystery shoppers out there are snagging it up and buying it besides me!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Head in Sand

Today was one of those days I felt like wanting to leave my head in the sand. It started out a bit rough not being able to find things I needed, and being in a rush all over the place. It was like everything was out of sink. The day settled at the end with a huge crashing of the symbol. I didn't want to hear, and my ears won't stop ringing (it's a struggle to stop thinking about). The timing wasn't so good. Then I wonder if somethings maybe they are best left unsaid or maybe it is a matter of timing? But when do you know it's a good time? If my head is always in the sand I guess it's never a good time......Well.... No matter how well meaning it was.....still made me wanna dive for the sand. I'm probably just being a drama queen, but oh well the picture fitted the mood.....I've always thought it was funny, and this is a really good way to work it all out!
I hope today will be a better day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Just love the colors and the little mermaid frolicking around in the limonade and bubbles. It's a wonderful piece of art from the early 20th century advertising.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Everything and the kitchen sink

If you had everything and the kitchen sink that would be alot of stuff. Would you have the bathroom sink and the wash tub as well? What other sinks have I left out?
What if you had everything but the kitchen sink? Would you feel bad because you didn't have the kitchen sink? ok just funny thoughts to think about.......

Mannequin Kiss

Princess and the Pea

I was going through my pictures and I came across this funny one illustrated by Dulac. I loved this story when I was a little girl and I thought it was funny that this girl could be so picky that they could feel a pea though all of those layers of mattresses. Funny thing I was probably around 8 when I read it, and I could sleep on pretty much anything. Silly girl I thought!

Now I'm 48 and I can't sleep on anything, and I'm pretty sure I could feel a pea through 20 mattress pads now. Ahhh to find the perfect mattress I think it gets much more difficult as you get older. Maybe one layer for every year of your life I think that is really what the story was about. We are all princesses at varying different ages with varying elements making the best of that crapy mattress at some point or another. Just a funny though I guess! What was the author saying? was he thinking the same thing? well I never thought about it till now.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Inspiration of early 20th Century Illustration recycled 75 years later!

One of my all time favorite artists Maxfield Parrish

One of my favorite musicians Enya
I was wondering if it was just me, but these images are very similar. I think Enya liked Max too!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friendship stone

I went to lunch with a friend from High School today. We lived across the street from each other when we were in Jr. High and High school. We didn't hang out much because we had different friends or circles that we were in. How different our paths seemed then when we would pass on the street or in the halls. But maybe it was the differences in our life's that made us very unique but so much the same. We both seemed to be meandering down the same path but didn't realize it......and then to find out we both live in the same city again within a few miles of each other. (Oh the wonders of Face Book)

And now after all these years we don't have any circles we hang out with no stereo types of clicks to worry about. It's just us as we are now and how we've become. Over the years I had always wondered what had happened in her life where she was and what she had done. It was like making a new friend ahhh neighbors again. She jokingly suggested I should buy the house across the street from her......

The image I posted here to commemorate friendship and because we both love to take pictures in cemeteries. She would love this one. I think it's a common headstone you see in older cemeteries maybe someone had the same thought. I decided to give it to special people in my life maybe rekindling friendships or making new ones. So I call it my friendship stone!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I thought they looked so interesting when I saw them. What were they thinking? Do mannequins think about stuff? When Dakota was young they frightened him. Maybe lifeless cold people staring into nothing empty not feeling. (ok that's the same as lifeless I suppose) as a composition I felt it was amazing and great subjects to work with. Possibly a thousand and one metaphors to go with!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

This was one of my first attempts at animating words and adding flowers to it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Day in the clouds

I love the window seat on a plane. I hate knowing I'm missing something, and this is what I would have missed if I didn't have my nose to the window. These were taken somewhere between Puerto Rico and Houston Texas. It was late afternoon. I wasn't expecting the results, it was in processing that I discovered the colors. I think I took almost 100 images. I was looking for texture, shapes to tell a story. I guess next time I will have to pay extra to get a window seat. A new fee I heard......sigh